The 2023 Wyndham Championship, with the purse set at $7,600,000, found winner Lucas Glover -20 at the top of the leaderboard when the rain finally let up at the Sedgefield Golf Course in Greensboro NC. Along with gaining access to the Field of 70 heading to the St. Jude FedEx Cup Championship next week, Glover also picked up a hefty $1,368.000 paycheck and the 500 FedEx points of his entire career.
Immediately after sinking the winning putt on the 72nd hole, Amanda Renner from CBS Sports caught up with Lucas Glover and asked him, “You entered this week 112th in the FedEx Cup standings you are now 49th. Just talk about where your game is and the confidence that you have found with that putter and now the rest of the game.”
Glover replied, “Well, the last few days it starts and ends there with me and you know it’s been a long road. 10 years of fighting something and to to find something that completely changed the momentum, and everything was obviously a blessing, and you know kudos to my team Jason, Lance, and Tom for pushing me in that direction, couldn’t have done it without all you guys.”
Lucas Glover joined the PGA Tour in 2004. Prior to the today’s winning, his Career Earnings were $29,170,031. He has 26 top five finishes and 59 top ten finishes. The Wyndham Championship is his 5th PGA Tour win going along with the 2005 Funai Classic at Walt Disney World Resorts, the 2009 U.S. Open Championships, the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship and the 2020-2021 John Deere Classic. Additional Wins are the 2009 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
Russell Henley -18 and Byron’s Hun An -18 tied for 2nd place and will split the 2nd and 3rd place money giving them each a check for $676,400. They will also split the FedEx Points receiving 245 each.
2023 FedEx Cup
The first event in the 2023 FedExCup Playoffs, the FedEx St. Jude Championship scheduled for August 10 -13 in Memphis TN, will host the top 70 players in the FedExCup standings. With only 50 players advancing to the following week’s BMW Championship. The action at TPC Southwind Course promises to be hard-fought throughout the four days of competition.
To remain as a playoff event for 2023 and be one of the newly defined designated PGA events, reiterates the importance of the FedEx St.Jude Championship on the PGA Tour. The purse for the FedEx St. Jude Championship increases to $20 million this year compared with $15 million for 2022.
TPC Southwind’s par-70, 7,244-yard championship layout was designed by noted architect Ron Prichard, with PGA TOUR players Hubert Green and Fuzzy Zoeller serving as consultants. The golf course features undulating zoysia fairways, champion Bermuda greens and numerous lakes, streams and ponds.
Prior to the final round of the Wyndham Championship, there were 56 players who were already assured a place in the 70-player field in Memphis. Some of these 56 players participated in this week’s championships to try to better their position inside of the 70th spot. What happened this week at the Wyndham Championship was the battle for the last 14 positions. Let’s take a look at what happened at the conclusion of this 72-hole slugfest.
Here are the players who will now fill in the final 14 spots and a look at where they were before this weekend’s championship started.
Lucas Glover 112 to 49, Stephan Jaeger, 64 to 58, Keith Mitchell 57 to 59, Mark Hubbard 58 to 60, Matt Kuchar 59 to 61, Cam Davis 69 to 62, Sam Ryder 62 to 63, Sam Stevens 64 to 60, Aaron Tai 61to 65, Beau Hossler 63 to 66, Matt NeSmith 65 to 67, Vincent Norrman 66 to 68, J.J. Spaun 67 to 69, Ben Griffin 68 to 70.
These notable players missed the cut.
Justin Thomas 79 to 71, Adam Scott 81 to 72, Shane Lowry 76 to 78, Michael Kim 91 to 79, Matt Wallace 80 to 82, Joel Dahmen 82 to 84, Kevin Streelman 84 to 87, and Billy Horschel 116 to 90.
“I mean, I legitimately would rather make the Ryder Cup than the Playoffs, which is really, really messed up to say, but it’s just the truth.” —Justin Thomas.